I’ve featured several restaurants in iSquare since we often eat there if we’re too lazy to walk. It’s just a few minutes walk from our place in Tsim Sha Tsui. I never knew there was a Michelin One Star Chinese restaurant, Nanhai No. 1, in the building until I read the reviews on OpenRice.
The more casual restaurants are located in the mall levels of iSquare while the fine dining restaurants are on the 25th to 31st floors.
The best part was the view of the harbour and you can see the skyline of Hong Kong side if not for the fog. I read on OpenRice that if you wanted to sit on the tables by the window you will be charged a minimum consumption of HK$500 plus service charge. They didn’t tell us that but we sat one table away from the window and had an unblocked view too.
My favorites were the crispy cod fish pastry with it’s flaky crust and delicate fish filling and the crispy chicken liver pastry that like creamy paté.
(taken w/ iPhone 4S and edited with Camera+)
My favorite dish of all was the oyster cake which was unlike any I’ve tried. In Manila the oyster cake is usually made with eggs and tapioca flour which makes for a sticky interior and slightly crisp exterior. This version was very crispy like it was dipped in a batter.
✔ ✔ ✔ pan-fried oyster cake HK$168
My bottle of chili sauce came in a yé shanghai bag since it’s also owned by the same group.
Nanhai No. 1 is a very nice place to eat if you have guests and want to impress them with the ambiance, view and food. I still have to try their other non-dim sum dishes. I shall return.
✖ skip it
✔ not bad
✔ ✔ do try
✔ ✔ ✔ MUST order